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Re: Vintage Hunting and the 1876
« Reply #25 on: January 31, 2010, 11:35:35 am »
Dirty Brass:
A suggestion!  Go to any Book Store and see if they have a book entitled "The Road Kill Cook Book".  You might find what yer huntin for there.  Or go find an old Indian and see if they will tell you how their ancestors did it.  According to some of my old books, they ate one hell of alot of dog stew so that might be what you are hunting for. ;)

Thanks larryo_1. Guess I didn't emphasize this part enough  ;D Not really in any hurry to find one (chuckle)

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Re: Vintage Hunting and the 1876
« Reply #26 on: February 19, 2010, 06:31:02 pm »
Howdy Pards
What about this weather ? Sure makes it tough trying to Hunt . I have picked up a few coyote hunting toys . Will keep you posted on the hunting , has anyone been hunting ?

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Re: Vintage Hunting and the 1876
« Reply #27 on: February 26, 2010, 06:36:57 pm »
Howdy Pards
The weather is starting to warm up and hopefully the dogs are Hungry and will respond to a call .

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Re: Vintage Hunting and the 1876
« Reply #28 on: February 26, 2010, 07:30:52 pm »
I was out last week...walked a bit, sat a bit, called a bit. I got nothing but cold. Saw a bald eagle & a turkey.
On the drive home I saw two yotes at different locations. One was sitting in a fenceline (outta the wind) - and it was real close to a farm house. The other was hopping a fence on the edge of town. Dog-gone it :(

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Re: Vintage Hunting and the 1876
« Reply #29 on: February 27, 2010, 11:24:09 am »
Headin to Texas the 13th to Hog hunt. I will be using my '76 45-75 with black powder and my wife will be using a 94 that I built into a 38-55 from a 30-30. Maybe this hunt will convince her that we need another '76 - in 50-95 of course ;D

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Re: Vintage Hunting and the 1876
« Reply #30 on: February 28, 2010, 09:47:08 pm »
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Good Luck on your Hog hunt .And good luck on that 50-95  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Hope you bring back a few pictures of your hunt .

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Re: Vintage Hunting and the 1876
« Reply #31 on: March 01, 2010, 10:05:24 am »
Sounds like fun.  I just can't get past the size and heft of the '76.  Also, the Chapparal guns that I looked at were dismal inside.  The Ubertis were nice, but again, a real log to drag around.  My son and I use a '73 in 44wcf w/ blackpowder and it's proven itself to be more than adequate for deer and antelope, repeatedly. Maybe I'll look at the '76 at some point in 45-75 for elk. 

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Re: Vintage Hunting and the 1876
« Reply #32 on: March 01, 2010, 02:35:04 pm »
For some reason I thought that while the '76 was a big 'log' like shieldsmt said, that somehow the '86 would be better.  I got a deer with the '86, but after lugging that monster through the bush I don't think the '76 will be a problem this fall.
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Re: Vintage Hunting and the 1876
« Reply #33 on: March 01, 2010, 04:28:37 pm »
In my experience, the '76 with a 22" or 24" BBL isn't too bad to carry - unless you are up and down hillsides all day. My '86 SRC is actually easier to carry than my 26" 45/75 1876 rifle, and about even with the shorter 45/60. Only advantage of the 86' is it is sleeker, and chambered in 45/70 [with mid pressure level capabilities].

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Re: Vintage Hunting and the 1876
« Reply #34 on: March 01, 2010, 04:42:03 pm »
Much of our hunting around here is up and down, some damn near vertical.  Don't need the juice of the '76 for the deer & antelope, but elk is a different story.  All I ever killed elk with was a .270 and a 30-06.  Both plenty of power.  After going to BP for deer and antelope, I don't want to go back to a modern gun.  Getting close to antelope is a challenge, but that's the name of the game and I'm hooked.  300 yard shots with a scoped 270 or the like becomes ho-hum.  I've used a Sharps w/ 30" med. heavy barrel in 45-70 and that is more than I want to drag around the Montana mountains. Don't do it anymore.  Maybe a 76 w/ 22" barrel would be OK.  I'll have to take another look...

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Re: Vintage Hunting and the 1876
« Reply #35 on: March 06, 2010, 03:31:06 pm »
shieldsmt
The 22 in barrel in a 76will make hunting on foot a lot more fun than dragging a 28 inch barrel rifle around . The carbine in a 45-75 might be the weapon for you . Good luck and Happy Hunting .

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Re: Vintage Hunting and the 1876
« Reply #36 on: March 08, 2010, 02:09:01 pm »
In my experience, the '76 with a 22" or 24" BBL isn't too bad to carry - unless you are up and down hillsides all day. My '86 SRC is actually easier to carry than my 26" 45/75 1876 rifle, and about even with the shorter 45/60. Only advantage of the 86' is it is sleeker, and chambered in 45/70 [with mid pressure level capabilities].

Funny you say that DB, cause when I got home I pulled them both out and the 86 rifle is still a far cry easier than the 28 inch 76 (I think i'll stick to the '86 for walkabouts or keep the '76 close by the truck!)
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Re: Vintage Hunting and the 1876
« Reply #37 on: March 08, 2010, 04:36:39 pm »
I guess that's a workable plan - as long as you keep ammo close by for the `76 too!   ;D

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Re: Vintage Hunting and the 1876
« Reply #38 on: March 08, 2010, 05:10:02 pm »
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A carbine might be the way to go, though I'm not crazy about the NWMP full stock. I guess I need to handle the various guns.  I can find a 28" to look at but not the 22".  I'll keep looking around in my travels here in Montana and Wyoming - Idaho.  I ought my '73 in Utah while traveling, they didn't have any 76's.  Hunting with that '73 really changed me.  I dropped the scoped 270 for an old 1903 Springfield that is as it came from the armoury, iron sights.  Serves me well, but I really would like to go with BP and soft lead for elk now.

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Re: Vintage Hunting and the 1876
« Reply #39 on: March 22, 2010, 10:33:38 pm »
Doesn't anyone take their 76 and kill something with it? Coyote Jerky???? Come on, someone else must use a 76 for hunting...

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Re: Vintage Hunting and the 1876
« Reply #40 on: March 28, 2010, 12:34:09 am »
Shrapnel
Thanks for the pictures . Looks like you really enjoy Vintage Hunting . What's the plan for this upcoming season .

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Re: Vintage Hunting and the 1876
« Reply #41 on: April 25, 2010, 07:14:31 pm »
Howdy Pards
Did we have any Spring Bear Hunters get Lucky .

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Re: Vintage Hunting and the 1876
« Reply #42 on: May 18, 2010, 08:15:56 pm »
Howdy Pards
Deer season is just around the corner . Do you have your Rifle ready . And what about your hunting knife , hope it's good and sharp .

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Re: Vintage Hunting and the 1876
« Reply #43 on: May 19, 2010, 05:28:56 pm »
Heck Rowdy, Deer season is at least 4 months away.  Let's enjoy Summer first! ;)

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Re: Vintage Hunting and the 1876
« Reply #44 on: May 20, 2010, 08:31:59 pm »
I hear in some parts of the country....folks like to get their deer early  :)

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Re: Vintage Hunting and the 1876
« Reply #45 on: May 20, 2010, 09:27:46 pm »
That is called "Gunny Sack Huntin but you have to have a Farmers' tag to be able to do it!! ;)
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Re: Vintage Hunting and the 1876
« Reply #46 on: June 17, 2010, 08:21:39 pm »
Howdy Pards
Has any Lucky Hunter taken any Wild Bores this Spring .
Question for the Texas Boys can you legally shoot turkeys with a rifle .

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Re: Vintage Hunting and the 1876
« Reply #47 on: September 11, 2010, 02:12:12 am »
Howdy Pards
Hunting season is just days away . Have you tune your rifle in ? Who's planning on  Hunting with a  76 this Hunting Season ?

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Re: Vintage Hunting and the 1876
« Reply #48 on: September 11, 2010, 08:48:01 am »
Rowdy I will definitely use my '76 in 45/75 this year. Holding the 45/60 in reserve, since it has already bagged a small doe. Trimmed down the food plots last weekend, but it was just too wet to meander into the woods and check stands. We've been clobbered with rain this summer. At least the well won't dry up anytime soon!  ;D Good luck down in your neck of the woods. I'll post pics this year if I have any success with my '76. 

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Re: Vintage Hunting and the 1876
« Reply #49 on: September 11, 2010, 09:39:16 am »
For what it's worth, I plan to deer hunt this year with a 28" Uberti 1876 in .45-60 that I bought a couple of months ago. I will also be using black powder ammo. Also plan on trying my hand with my .45-70 Marlin 1895 cb and .54 Lyman great plains rifle. Hopefully I will get something with one of them. :P